It is the World Cup season and for countries who have made it to the Mundial, most of the football talk is one way or the other related to the World Cup. So ACLSports caught up with the “Mathematical” Segun Odegbami who not only shared his opinions on the Super Eagles, but also on the possibility of Nigeria co-hosting the World Cup.
We started out by asking him if Nigeria have a team we can build on and work with for the future and here’s what he thinks. “I don’t know; but any team that can qualify you for the World Cup is a good team. So that means we have a team that we can build on for the future”. Big Sheg was speaking to us at the NFF/AITEO Awards Night in Lagos
“It’s a good team and they have done very well. The manner of their qualification is unprecedented, you can’t fault it and that’s a good foundation upon which we can build.”
Looking at Nigeria’s group where the Super Eagles play Argentina, Croatia…. (Segun Odegbami cuts in…) “Ehen, all of us should pray and hope and pray that things would fall into place on the night. So that we do everything right and then our chances would improve and increase. Then it is possible we go into the second round and we take it one at a time,” he said in excitement.
The retired Super Eagles legend also lauded the coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, saying you he has done very well; because a coach is judged by the performance of his team and the team has done very well.
He however added that any surprise addition to the team is solely the prerogative of the coach and not for him to say as he isn’t a technical person.
For sometime now, Chief Segun Odegbami has championed the idea of two or three countries co-hosting the World Cup. With the idea gathering more momentum, if some African nations were to buy the idea is Nigeria well placed to put in a bid to co-host the World Cup considering our issues with infrastructure?
“Watch this space, in the next few years Nigeria is going to bid along with few other countries to host the 2034 world cup.” Authoritatively? “YES,” he said authoritatively.